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Papers of Jill Hellyer, 1944-2004 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1069901
Format ManuscriptManuscript
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Hellyer, Jill, 1925-2012
 
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Access Conditions Part available for research; part requires permission for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1944-2004] 
1.65 m. (8 boxes) + 1 fol. item. 
Summary

MS 6814 comprises the following papers: Letters of A.D. Hope, 1983-1992; letters of Nancy Keesing, 1988-1992; and other correspondence, 1972-1982, including letters of Patrick White, Xavier Herbert, David Campbell, Lloyd Davies and Afferbeck Lauder; reports, minutes, circulars and newsletters relating to the Australian Society of Authors, 1963-1970; manuscripts and typescripts of poems, articles, book reviews, stories, a radio play and writings for children, including radio broadcasts, television and film scripts; and family papers, including photographs. Other papers include correspondence and papers concerning a publication compiled by Hellyer, Tomb it may concern (1993); photographs; newspaper cuttings; circulars, brochures and printed material (7 boxes, 1 fol. item).

The Acc04.200 instalment comprises letters from Phillip Adams to Jill Hellyer, 1980-2004, and a file relating to the book, Tomb it may concern, added on 6 September, 2004 (1 box).

Biography/History

Author and poet. Jill Hellyer was born at Sydney in 1925. She became one of the founders of the Australian Society of Authors and its first executive secretary from 1964 until 1971. Her publications included poetry The exile (1969) and Song of the humpback whales (1981), and a novel, Not enough savages (1975). She also contributed poetry to Westerly, Southerly, Meanjin and other literary magazines. She was also editor of a biographical work, 50 years in psychiatry by D.W.H. Arnott (1980). In 2006 Hellyer was honoured with a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to literature as a poet and as a supporter of Australian writers through the Australian Society of Authors. Hellyer died at Goulburn, New South Wales in December 2012.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 6814, MS Acc04.200.

Related Material Jill Hellyer reading poetry in the Hazel de Berg collection; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 1/63.  Interview with Jill Hellyer, poet and writer; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 390.  Jill Hellyer interviewed by Ann-Mari Jordens in the Public lending right oral history project; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 5060. 
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Guide to collections of manuscripts relating to Australia, E33.

Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid available in the Special Collections Reading Room and online at: http://nla.gov.au./nla.ms-ms6814 
Subjects Hellyer, Jill, 1925-2012 -- Archives.  |  Australian Society of Authors.  |  Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.  |  Poets, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.  |  Women poets, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.  |  Australian literature -- 20th century -- Women authors.
Time Coverage 1944-2004 
Occupation Authors.  |  Poets.

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